Conference Audience, Goals, and Objectives
The goal of this activity is to update the knowledge, skills, and
attitudes of healthcare providers who care for patients with HIV/AIDS.
This activity is also designed for healthcare media, federal and state
legislators, AIDS service organization officers, social workers, peer
counselors, church leadership and corrections healthcare personnel.
The objectives are to familiarize participants with the epidemiology
of HIV in the United States, current guidelines and cutting edge clinical
modalities for the management of HIV, current research encompassing
drug abuse and its connection to the HIV epidemic, social and psychiatric
concerns of the HIV-infected patient, policy initiatives, trends and
political issues which impact all HIV-infected patients.
Special Guest Speaker:
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
Nationally Syndicated Columnist
Ruben, 40, is an editorial writer for The San Diego Union-Tribune and a nationally syndicated columnist with The Washington Post Writers Group whose twice-a-week column appears in nearly 200 newspapers.
He's a weekly commentator on National Public Radio’s Tell Me More w/ Michel Martin and contributes regular commentary to CNN.COM.
On television, he has appeared on CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, CNN’s Inside Politics, CNN’s Paula Zahn Now, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, The Chris Matthews Show, The O'Reilly Factor and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
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